Jake Moreno is a 22-year-old student at Salt Lake Community College in Utah. Last week, he asked his philosophy of religion professor, Shannon Atkinson, to help him draft a text message to a girl he wanted to take out on a date.
Moreno told BuzzFeed News his professor is a “very funny, very charming guy.”
Although Moreno approached his professor in a joking manner, his quest for help was earnest. "I wasn’t lying when I said I don’t have many skills when it comes to wooing the ladies," he said with a laugh. He didn't have much faith in the strategy. "I did not think Hannah would say yes," he said.
But she did!
A whole lot of people on Twitter took notes.
This person was impressed that Jake sought advice from his professor.
Moreno said that he and Hannah went on a date Friday evening. They watched the sunset and went to a burger joint, and he even hung out with her dog.
The college student said that he disclosed the strategy behind his text message during the date.
"Honestly, I kind of thought it was funny," Hannah said of the revelation. She told BuzzFeed News that she doesn't have a Twitter account.
She said that she was "super impressed" by the effort that went into the text message, noting that most guys don't try nearly as hard as Moreno did.
Moreno isn't sure if there will be a second date. "I don’t know actually, only time will tell that," he said.
Hannah said something similar: "I felt like it went well. I guess we'll just have to see," she said.
As for the professor, he is considering making some changes to his resume.
"I guess it was quite successful because Jacob said she said yes, went on the date, and now perhaps matchmaker will have to go on my resume in the near future," Atkinson said.